‘Key Performance Indicators to be introduced in ministries’

Muscat - 

The Ministry of Civil Service is working towards introducing Key Performance Indicators (KPI) based budgeting and assessing the performance of employees in all ministries.

Speaking to Muscat Daily, H E Sayyid Salim Mussalam al Busaidi, Undersecretary for Administrative Affairs and Development in the Ministry of Civil Service said, “We are planning to implement KPIs for different ministries. We want to bring in a shift in the thinking of the government sector. Employees in the government sector have to link their productivity with the reward as is in the private sector.”

He added, “If you want rewards you must be productive. We are also planning to introduce KPI in government spending, with the ministry of finance. It will show what was prioritised by the government while it made its spending plans. The performance of the ministries will be accessed based on six parameters which include governance, HR, services, operations, innovation and leadership and strategy.

The ministry has also signed 13 agreements with companies in Oman. “They include PDO, Shell, Ooredoo, Oman Arab Bank, National Bank of Oman, etc. They will train government employees. The companies will focus on objectives that are key in the government sector like the HR management, the media amongst others.

“The aim of the MoUs is to exchange best practices between the two parties. Also, sometimes they help us in delivering some of the projects.”

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